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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Happy Mart

220 m

Art Work Space

260 m

Bayswater

350 m

Queensway Tube Station

230 m

Bayswater Tube Station

320 m

Popular landmarks
Natural History Museum

1.6 km

V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum

1.8 km

Madame Tussauds London

2.4 km

Buckingham Palace

3.1 km

National Gallery

3.9 km

Closest landmarks
Barry's Bootcamp

230 m

Las Estrellas

290 m

Archie Foodstore

370 m

Harley Street Aesthetics

420 m

Porchester Dental Practice

440 m

Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens

"Super hotel!"

Neeti - May 2, 2022
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Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens

104 Bayswater Road, Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom, W2 3HL - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Hyde Park, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous London Eye. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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  • 230 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of London

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Value for money7.7
Distance to city center0.5 miles
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport16.2 km

Rooms available at Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Park view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe King Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 1 single b...
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Standard Double
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

Does Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens have a hot tub?

Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens does not have a hot tub.

How much does it cost to stay at Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens?

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What time is check-in and check-out at Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for a fee of 35 GBP per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around London with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 15 GBP if not included in the room rate.

What are my dining options at Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens?

Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. Dishes are served in a la carte during opening hours. Light meal like coffee or tea and desserts are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can special events be hosted at Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens?

Your special occasion or event can be hosted at one of the 3 versatile venues.

Can business events be hosted at Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens an ideal choice for hosting conferences. The 3 venues can accommodate up to 140 people.

What is the smoking policy at Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens?

Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens is Queensway Tube Station, 220 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens?

Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens’s neighborhood is Hyde Park which includes popular restaurants such as Marks and Spencer Simply Food, Halepi and Leinster Arms.

What popular shopping places are close to Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens?

Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens is located in Hyde Park area which features shopping places such as Harrods, Art Work Space and Kensington Market.

What are popular attractions near Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens?

Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens’s location in the Hyde Park neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Hyde Park, Wallace Collection and South Kensington.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens?

Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens’s nearby natural sights include Grosvenor Square located in the same Hyde Park area.

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What people love about Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Super hotel!"

    Neeti

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    May 2, 2022

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Really friendly staff, nice restaurant."

    Stephen

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    August 24, 2020

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Spaciousness

    "Surprised by standard and generous size of room - good value, and a lovely view of the Park."

    Monica

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    February 3, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 5,350 London properties
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Room comfort score
8/10
Cheapest price score
Location score
8.7/10
Cleanliness score
8.3/10
Better than
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Overall rating:

8

Excellent
1,339 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Facilities
7.3
Location
8.7
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What travelers say they love:
Service excellent and response prompt and proactive.
Monica from Singapore
Couple
More about Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens

More about Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens

Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens

See all the incredible sights of London when you stay at Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens. This hotel is strategically placed in the heart of the city, surrounded by the popular landmarks. Sampling the authentic culture of London is easy with a stay at Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens, just 4.5 km from London Eye.
The superior services and facilities offered at Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens will make for a memorable stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel provides taxi services to help you find what you want in London. Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests.
While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms at Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The hotel provides linen service and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including cable TV available in select rooms. The hotel also provides guests with bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms.
Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens also provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar.
Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Take some time to explore London. Learn about the city's art history with a day at The British Museum located 4.0 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. Pose in front of Tower of London located 7.5 km away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to London.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 96% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel's food and dining score higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.3

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

47 mentions

Breakfast

23 mentions

Internet

9 mentions

Food & Dining

6 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Bottle of water
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapter
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary tea
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laptop safe box
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Full English/Irish
Restaurants on site

The Brasserie

  • Cuisine: International
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
104 Bayswater Road, Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom, W2 3HL
Excellent
Location

8.7

Airports

  • London City Airport (LCY)
    16.2 km 58 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR)
    19.3 km 40 min drive

Public transportation

  • Queensway Tube Station
    230 m 3 min walk
  • Bayswater Tube Station
    320 m 6 min walk

Hospital or clinic

  • Porchester Dental Practice
    440 m

Shopping

  • Camden Market
    4.3 km 22 min drive

Convenience store

  • Sainsbury's Local
    750 m 5 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    130 m 2 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Natural History Museum
    1.6 km
  • V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
    1.8 km
  • Madame Tussauds London
    2.4 km
  • Buckingham Palace
    3.1 km
  • National Gallery
    3.9 km
  • The British Museum
    4.1 km
  • Big Ben
    4.3 km
  • London Eye
    4.5 km
  • Tower of London
    7.5 km
  • Tower Bridge
    7.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Happy Mart
    220 m
  • Queensway Tube Station
    230 m
  • Barry's Bootcamp
    230 m
  • Art Work Space
    260 m
  • Las Estrellas
    290 m
  • Bayswater Tube Station
    320 m
  • Bayswater
    350 m
  • Archie Foodstore
    370 m
  • Harley Street Aesthetics
    420 m
  • Porchester Dental Practice
    440 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-2 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking for 10 or more rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.5 miles
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)50

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)15 GBP
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 GBP

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors9
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 175
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1962
  • Most recent renovation2010

Parking

  • Daily parking fee35 GBP

Reviews of Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens from real guests

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Cleanliness8.3
Facilities7.3
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.1
Value for money7.7
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7-8 Very Good (129)
6-7 Good (55)
<6 Below Expectation (51)
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10.0
Exceptional
Gayle from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in May 2018

Welcoming. Comfortable. Excellent staff”

From the friendly hello, to the warm goodbye, please come again, the four days at Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel was some of the best ever in London. I saw Susan at Reception several times to have questions answered—she is an asset to the hotel. The location was fine for me, close to tube, bus, ordinary shopping (not M&S or Harrod’s type), Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park is across the street—quite lovely walks with bicycles on a separate path. The bartender remembered my drink the second evening, and the third, room service was timely, and the food well prepared. I can’t find a single negative note! And—there’s a lift! Easy to get to the sights and sounds and specialty shopping, , but removed from them if you don’t.

Reviewed May 24, 2018

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Dear Gayle, We were thrilled about your nice review and pleased you had an enjoyable stay with. We will pass on your kind words to Susan and the team and we hope we can welcome you back to the hotel next time you are in London.

Responded May 25, 2018
Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens
8.7
Excellent
Murat from Turkey
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in May 2015

GREAT LOCATION, GREAT BED”

LOCATION, COMFORT BED, CLEANLINESS

We stayed at Thistle Kensington Gardens for four nights. The location of the hotel was perfect, close to most of the attractions. Room had a a good view of Hyde Park. The bed was the most comfortable bed so far I've experienced at a hotel including the five star ones. The room was tiny (double deluxe) but compact, well designed and very clean. We faced the staff only during check-in and check-out, so there is not much to say but they were quite friendly and everything went smoothly. We didn't use the hotel's facilities to eat breakfast or dinner because we wanted to make the most out of London as far as we could.

Reviewed May 26, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
patrakit from Thailand
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

Great location for People who love a morning run.”

Thistle Kensington Garden locates just opposite the famous Hyde Park. Walking or Running in Hyde Park is very refreshing and highly recommend. The location of the hotel is very convenient since it is very close to Queensway tube Station and Bus stop. The Room is stylish and comfortable. Highly recommend.

Reviewed November 17, 2017

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Dear patrakit, Many thanks for your wonderful review and your compliments about the Thistle Kensington Gardens at its Location. We do have a lot of our guests going for a morning or evening run. We hope we can welcome you back to the hotel very soon.

Responded November 18, 2017
Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens
9.2
Exceptional
Maria from Philippines
Family with teens
Family Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Great location”

This is our fave hotel everytime we are in London yearly. We love its location as it is right across Hyde park and near Queensway where we always frequent the chinese restaurants there. There are lots of grocery stores nearby too and the Queensway subway station. The hop on hop off bus stop is also just across the hotel. You can even walk to Oxford street if you're up for the exercise! 😉 We also love that its near the Kensington garden. What else can I say about this hotel?! Thumbs up!

Reviewed April 23, 2019

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Dear Maria, Thank you for your amazing review, we were delighted to read you had a great stay and you enjoyed the location. We hope we can welcome you back to the hotel very soon again.

Responded April 23, 2019
Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens
8.7
Excellent
Danielle from Canada
Group
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

Great overnight stay”

Room quality, location, decoration

We were two couples, staying one night for a birthday celebration. The location was great, right across from Hyde Park. Paid a bit more for a double executive room with a view of the park. It was nice to stay in London and not look at other buildings. We checked in early, and only one of our rooms was available. They said the next room would be ready in about half hour, but it still wasn't ready half hour later. This wasn't much of an issue, as we were heading out for the day. When we arrived back at the hotel around 11pm, our keys were there waiting for us. The rooms are beautifully decorated, but simple. The bathroom was clean, and has an excellent system for turning the shower or bath on (you don't have to reach in and get wet!). My only issue with the room was the duvet and the carpets. There was a very thin blanket on the bed with a duvet cover on it The duvet cover was much larger than the blanket, which meant you had at least a foot of empty duvet cover on each side of the bed and with two people in bed, the blanket doesn't actually cover both of you. Also, the carpets are well worn, and very stained. So disappointing when the rest of the room was decorated to such a high standard. We didn't eat in the restaurant, so unfortunately can't comment on that. Parking is extortionate though, but that's part of being in London. The nearest tube station is Queensway. We made the mistake of thinking it was Lancaster Gate, as google maps shows that the hotel is right between the two, but it's not accurate. All in all, it was a good stay. A nice hotel with a beautiful view of Hyde Park.

Reviewed August 24, 2015

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8.0
Excellent
Maria from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 10 nights in September 2017

Great location... no regrets!”

We enjoyed our 10 day stay at the Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel because it was situated along Bayswater Road and was right across Hyde Park! There were several groceries nearby and my fave was that it was near several good chinese restaurants since I'm a chinese food lover! The hop on hop off bus stop was right infront of the hotel too! Location wise, it was great! The executive room we got was a tad small for the price they charged for it! Buffet breakfast was alright though it didn't have any bacon servings. One could have a cheaper breakfast meal at nearby restos along Queensway. Tube stations were also just walking distance. I particularly love that we were able to stroll in Kensington gardens/park as well which was refreshing! We don't have that much clean park from our country so that was a good change. And oxford street was just a fw bus stops away for some great shopping! I would stay here again next time!

Reviewed September 28, 2017

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Dear Maria Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We do hope we can welcome you back to the hotel very soon.

Responded November 23, 2017
Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens
8.4
Excellent
Raymond from Singapore
Business traveler
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 10 nights in January 2019

Excellent”

I love to run so location in front of Kensington Gardens / Hyde Park was great. The well-stocked Waitrose outlet at the petrol station just steps outside the hotel which closes at 11 pm nightly was most convenient and I had access to fresh fruits, Evian water and sandwiches. My room was clean and front desk staff, Susan and her male colleague were most helpful. Room was very clean and water pressure from Grohe taps were good. Changed towel and toiletries were clean. Although sometimes housekeeping staff was not very responsive and lack initiative, this was a minor inconvenience if planned in advance and instructions write down as reminders. I have stayed in many hotels across London from the Ritz to other properties. The convenience to authentic "Gold Mine" Chinese restaurant and shops, not to mention the ease of Queensway subway Central Line will surely make me a return customer. I had a very enjoyable stay and smoke-free experience this winter.

Reviewed February 04, 2019

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Dear Raymond, Thank you for your wonderful review and your kind words for Susan and the team. We were delighted you enjoyed your stay. The location is ideal being in central London but having the park for a walk or run is great to relax or switch off after a busy day. We hope we can welcome you back to the hotel very soon again.

Responded March 03, 2019
Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens
9.2
Exceptional
Rachael from Australia
Family with teens
Family Room
Stayed 4 nights in June 2016

Great position”

Great position, reasonable size room as we also had an extra bed for our 12 yr old daughter. Very clean, nice view, but found the beds very hard. It is near underground station queensway or Lancaster rd and there are lots of restaurants along queensway rd. Especially liked bella Italia, it is a chain but food was very good and reasonable. If you get the special map from reception you get 20% discount. We booked the golden tours hop on hop off bus and although normally I hate that sort of touristy thing it was very good for getting about and the drivers were very helpful. All in all I would recommend the thistle Kensington gdns which is actually in Hyde park. The restaurant was not bad but overpriced and we didn't get breakfast so can't comment on that.

Reviewed July 06, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Sherry
Family with teens
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Good locationg and fantastic service”

My mom and I stayed here two nights. Staff is very friendly. When I checked in, the reception told me details about how to use these facilities well. I asked the laundry service, the man (one reception staff)told me if I feel like the hotel Laundry service is expensive, I could go to an alternative place to top up and wash it by myself. The room is very clean and tidy. The hotel is just beside Hyde Park and Kensington Park, easy to walk in two beautiful parks. There are 2 or 3 elevators so that we don't need to carry 4 suitcases by myself. All the staff I met were friendly, polite, warm heart and very nice! I come back in the future London trips. !! btw recommended!

Reviewed September 08, 2018

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Dear Sherry, Thank you for your wonderful review, we were pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope we can welcome you back to the hotel very soon again.

Responded September 17, 2018
Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens
9.6
Exceptional
Melindy from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Great Location and Service”

Chosen mainly for location and onsite car parking. Great if you need to be in London and are driving, but don't want to go into the congestion zone/heavy traffic areas. Very quick access to the A40 to head west of London. Also, nice quick walk through Kensington gardens to Kensington High Street for shopping. Lovely helpful staff on reception and very clean rooms. Only con is that the rooms are compact and may be a bit cramped if two people are sharing a Double room.

Reviewed May 27, 2017

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9.3
Exceptional
Hazafirah from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

wonderful”

very close to public transport, free internet, large room

I would definitely stay here again and would not hesitate to recommend it. When comparing London hotels, this hotel offers a great combination of comfort, convenience and value for money. Location is so convenient for getting around London and Hyde Park (buses and two underground stations - Queensway & Bayswater). We arrived at 10.30AM and the room was available and we were allowed to check in early. The room was spacious, very clean and very comfy with a lovely view of Hyde Park. The shower was fantastic and the toilietries supplied were lovely.

Reviewed March 13, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Tamra from United States
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Great location for exploring London”

The hotel is rather obscurely hidden behind a gas/petrol station but it's on Bayswater Road, which makes it ideal for walking to Hyde Park or Kensington Gardens as well as Notting Hill. Very close to 3-4 tube stations (Queensway, Lancaster Gate, Bayswater). Our room was stylishly decorated. Very comfortable bed and cozy duvet. Loved the shower with both rainfall and handheld options.

Reviewed November 20, 2019

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Dear Tamara, Thank you for your review, we were pleased you enjoyed your stay and the location. Hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Anca Front of House Manager

Responded December 03, 2019
Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens
8.8
Excellent
Monica from Singapore
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

Surprisingly good!”

Asked for upgrade rates and was given a jolly good one for a King Size room so we took it (thank you Chantel at front desk). Surprised by standard and generous size of room - good value, and a lovely view of the Park. Public areas and our room were modern, updated, clean and in good nick. Nespresso machine, robes, beverage station in room. Good bed. Clean and everything in good condition. Service excellent and response prompt and proactive. Very comfortable and enjoyable stay. Bathroom is tight if you're larger, especially the bath. Didn't bother us but it's a narrow space. Clean and well maintained. There's a Little Waitrose just below the hotel for quick bites, fresh bakes, etc. Gas station staples and more. Super convenient. Nice easy walk to Bayswater for excellent Chinese and other options. Liked the property a lot. Young, friendly and helpful staff. This property seems more contemporary and updated than the Thistle Hyde Park which we passed in our taxi. Happy to return.

Reviewed February 03, 2020

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Dear Monica, Thank you for your wonderful review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and the cleanliness of the room. The hotel does have a great central London location opposite the park and walking to some of the attractions is not too far from the hotel. We hope we can welcome you back to the hotel very soon. Kind regards,

Responded February 04, 2020
Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens
9.3
Exceptional
Carol from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in October 2011

Lovely hotel in great location.”

Location.

loved this hotel, newly refurbished, good size bedrooms, front of hotel overlooking kensington gardens. we stayed on the second floor and had a nice view of the gardens opposite. all staff were pleasant and accommodating. didn't eat at the hotel so can't comment although bar and restaurant area looked welcoming. within walking distance to two tube stations. parking at for 24 hours with no reduction for guests staying at the hotel....expensive even for london.

Reviewed November 01, 2011

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9.3
Exceptional
Katrina from United States
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in February 2012

Excellent stay - Third time”

Great location, newly refurbished rooms and bathrooms

this is our 3rd time staying at thistle kensington gardens. we liked it so much we have stayed another 2 times! great service and friendly staff. each time we have only stayed overnight to put our heads down for a special occasion. the rooms are small (but typical of london) but all very new and bathrooms are new and very clean.

Reviewed February 21, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
NANCY from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Great hotel”

I highly recommend Thistle Kensington Gardens. The room was clean and the staff were welcoming and helpful. The location is ideal and it is lovely to walk across the street to Hyde Park.

Reviewed August 10, 2018

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Dear Nancy, Thank you for your amazing review, we were thrilled you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind words for the staff which I will be happy to pass on to the team. We were pleased you made use of the park opposite the hotel, it is indeed nice for a walk or run. We hope we will be able to welcome you back to the hotel very soon again.

Responded August 12, 2018
Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens
9.3
Exceptional
Andreas from Germany
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in April 2013

Great City Hotel at Hyde Park & Close to Bayswater”

Location, Room, Modern

One of the best hotels I've stayed at in London within the affordable range. Modern room and fittings, not the Victorian conversions found in so many London hotels in this price range. Great location, near Queensway and Bayswater tube station, which is only one stop away from Paddington and the Heathrow Express. Can't speak for all the rooms, but I had a lovely room with view onto Hyde Park - would usually cost twice as much than what I paid. All in all, am happy to recommend.

Reviewed April 26, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Dianne from Australia
Family with teens
Standard Twin
Stayed 3 nights in December 2011

Great location and friendly staff”

Location, well appointed rooms,

all staff were friendly and welcoming from arrival to check out. restaurant staff excellent and helpful in meeting requests. hotel on bayswater road close to tube and bus transport. hyde park and kensington gardens across the road. would definitely stay here again. great value!

Reviewed December 19, 2011

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8.4
Excellent
Carla from United States
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 4 nights in July 2018

Great location, except for seeing the touristy points of interest. ”

I'll go down the list of categories. Value for money: It was definitely pricey, but for the time of year and location, it was on par with other hotels. The rooms are quite small, but are nice. The facility as a whole is definitely on the nicer side. Not sure I would pay that price in London again. Location: It was literally steps away from Hyde Park. It was a great location with regards of feeling safe, not as busy as other parts of London and close to a station on the Central Line. With that said, all of the points of interest for tourists, there's a lot of transferring cross other lines. Some of those connections were kind of long walks and lots of stairs up and down. I was worn out! Cleanliness: They did a great job cleaning the rooms daily and the facility as a whole was quite clean and maintained. One tip: if you are used to using wash cloths to shower, I recommend asking for them early at the front desk. Staff: Great! Facilities. Great! The restaurant on site was good.

Reviewed July 13, 2018

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Dear Carla, Thank you for your wonderful review, we were pleased you enjoyed your stay and you liked the facilities and location. We hope we can welcome you back to the hotel very soon again.

Responded July 14, 2018
Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens
8.4
Excellent
Tin from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 5 nights in May 2017

Hotel with All You Need”

Thistle Kensington is our regular hotel over the past 7 years and this testifies to our confidence. It is well located across Kensington Gardens, a few minutes walk to the nearest tube station, and to Queensway where there is an impressive variety of eateries, supermarkets and shops. The hotel itself is a practical one - no fanciful peripheries (unnecessary to the regular travelers) but a restaurant to provide very good quality dishes at good prices. Staff are always helpful and friendly. Rooms are slightly tight in space but sufficient. Wifi works at most times.

Reviewed May 30, 2017

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